Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 8-14: paralleling generator systems, designing emergency power, smart lighting, HVAC design, top job-hunting tips

Articles about paralleling generator systems, designing emergency power, smart lighting, HVAC design, and top job-hunting tips were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, May 8 to 14. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

05/15/2017


Consulting-Specifying Engineer's top 5 most read articles online, for May 8 to 14, covered paralleling generator systems, designing emergency power, smart lighting, HVAC design, and top job-hunting tips. Link to each article below.

1. Paralleling generator systems-part two: switchgear

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that the generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application. Whether providing standby power for health care facilities or prime power for processing plants, engineers must make decisions regarding generator sizing, load types, whether generators should be paralleled, fuel storage, switching scenarios, and many other criteria.

2. Paralleling generator systems-part one

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that the generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application. Whether providing standby power for health care facilities or prime power for processing plants, engineers must make decisions regarding generator sizing, load types, whether generators should be paralleled, fuel storage, switching scenarios, and many other criteria.

3. Designing emergency and standby generator systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency and standby power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, in conjunction with NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC). System designers must interpret the requirements of NFPA 110, ensure their designs follow them, and educate their clients about how the standard affects their operations.

4. Building controls drive smart lighting, HVAC design

Driven by market demand to reduce operating costs, the combination of efficient lighting technology, versatile controls, and sophisticated modeling tools offers new opportunities to improve overall building performance.

5. Top 4 job-hunting tips

Finding a job in engineering takes skill, focus, and persistence.This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, May 8 to 14, for articles published within the last two months.

Joy Chang, digital project manager, CFE Media, jchang@cfemedia.com.



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